Greenup Eidsvold Station Sires
In recent years Rick has introduced a raft of new genetics into our herds with the aggressive acquisition of leading sires and genetics and the retention of the top performing bulls. This is exciting for both the stud and commercial cattle breeder.
Our stud herd is being pushed to new limits and is producing a higher number of premium articles. This benefits the commercial cattle breeder as well as the stud breeder, as the previous generation of stud sires had to make way for the new blood and for the last few years have been used in the unregistered herd. We are pleased with the calibre of bulls being used in all paddocks whether the cows be single sire, multiple or commercial. This is reflected in and explains the outstanding and comparable performance of bulls bred in the registered and unregistered herds.
are very excited to offer the first release of genetics from Eidsvold
Station Debonair D48 (P), Greenup Exceptional E294 (P), Greenup
Enchilada E250 (P), Eidsvold Station Epic E50 (P), Eidsvold Station
Empire E86 (P), Greenup Echidna E252 (P) and as a result of our 2010
AI program, seven sons of Greenup Enrique E136 (P) who sold to Geoff
Goodland’s Wightfield Stud in 2010 for $25,000 and four sons of the
renowned Wave Hill Major (P) who was purchased by Strathmore stud for
$44,000 in 2001.
Station Sire: Eidsvold Station E50
Station Sire: Greenup Echidna E252 (P)
Bingo was used in the Greenup herd for three seasons and was taken up to Eidsvold to mate with Station heifers in 2010 and died from injury while working. Major bummer!
Basalt was purchased for $32,000 , the top price at the 2007 Rosevale Annual Sale
Basalt is a polled bull and he was purchased for his exceptional weight for age and growth characteristics, with his extreme length, exceptionally quiet temperament and positive reproductive traits, he is a bull that could be used extensively in any herd.
Ability is a very exciting sire, retained in 2006 for his outstanding package: semen morphology over 90%; testicles at 45cm; explosive growth and incredible softness and doing ability. In his first progeny sale, six sons of Ability averaged $7833. Image is of of Greenup Downpour - a first son of Ability, sold in 2009 for $27,500.
Scrotal size 38 cm & EMA 115 cm2 at 20 months
Gyranda Atom was purchased in 2006 from the Gyranda Annual Sale for the top price of $26,000. He was chosen for weight for age, excellent muscle, extremely quiet temperament and doing ability. After arriving and working in the toughest year on record at Cardowan, he has held his condition right through winter, so he has proven to have the constitution we are looking for . Of course he passed our preliminary hurdles for sound feet and legs, high semen morphology and a clean sheath, with no navel stump, rosette or pockets in front of the sheath. After passing the visual and vet assessment his pedigree was backed up by an excellent set of EBVs. Look out for his sons in 2009.
Scrotal size 41 cm, Semen morphology 89%, 913 kg at 23 months, Average daily gain 1.25kg, EMA 124cm2
Dangarfield Nitrate was purchased in 2005 from the Dangarfield Annual Sale for the top price of $32,000. His exceptional growth and muscle, excellent sheath and testicles and correct structure made him a stand-out. He is handling the tough country well. His first season he achieved a 93% positive preg-test, with 61 cows tested in calf. Look out for his sons in 2008.
Legacy Sire: Swan Hill Handyman (P)
Photo taken at 5 years of age, off pasture. Purchase weight 954 kg.
Handyman has impressed us with his constitution, handling very tough seasons on dry pasture, and holding his excellent condition in all seasons. His sons and daughters are easy doing and large-framed . Handyman was purchased from Swan Hill in 2003 for the top price of $8250.00. We are delighted with his temperament and fertility. Handyman calves stand out every year for their high growth, excellent muscle pattern and clean sheath. Handyman is breeding many polled calves.
Legacy Sire: Greenup Yankee W760 (P)
Photo taken at 5 years of age. Pasture fed whole of life. 983 kg liveweight
Greenup Yankee W760 (P) is the sire of Greenup Bingo B78 (P).
We have retained a number of his sons, and his daughters are ‘stand-outs’. From a carcase perspective he has a great muscle pattern and his maturity pattern enables progeny to be turned off at any age. This is a reflection of his constitution and high growth and finishing ability at all stages of his life. With a testicle size of 42cm, this high libido, polled bull with an awesome sheath is hard to go past. For three seasons W760’s semen morphology has ranged from 97% to 87%.
Sadly Yankee died from an unknown cause in September 2007. We will miss this magnificent sire whose muscle and constitution were incredible under the most trying of seasons. He has left an wonderful legacy in his sons and daughters that display his polledness, tidy underlines, gentle nature and awesome doing ability.
Thanks for everything Yankee, you were the first of our homebred sires we kept, you will always have a place in our hearts as a standout foundation sire. You came along when we needed you and made a huge contribution.
Legacy Sire: Greenup X-hibitionist Y44
Greenup X-hibitionist Y44 was retained as Rick’s top choice from the 2004 draft of bulls. He was selected for his muscle pattern and constitution. His outstanding constitution and ability to retain muscle and condition stands-out in these tough winters. His carcase traits and very quiet temperament are showing through in his first calves, weaned in 2006. Y44 is a son of the very consistent Rosevale X-hibitionist V164 and out of the high performing cow Greenup Megan V833.
Legacy Sire: Greenup Zipcode Z26 (P)
Zipcode is a son of Francesco and he exhibits his father's upstanding sire appeal. He was retained from the 2005 draft of bulls for his complete package of attributes. Zipcode has breed character, a dark coat, extremely tidy sheath, large testicles (41 cm) structural correctness, balanced figures and excellent carcase attributes. Zipcode demonstrated his excellent doing ability under tough conditions. Zipcode died unexpectedly in 2009.
Legacy Sire: Rosevale X-Hibitionist V168
Rosevale X-hibitionist V168 is one of our leading sires. His progeny exhibit great volume and excellent sheath and structure. V168 was retained for use in the stud because of his muscle and early sexual maturity. He has bred a line of calves that are real carcass cattle.
Legacy Sire: Rosevale Rippon X74
X74 was the supreme bull of our 2001 born calves. We retained him for use in the Greenup Stud due to his explosive growth, even finish and extremely correct sheath, legs and fertility traits. He has consistently passed these traits onto his progeny.
X74 completed the 2003 breeding season and unfortunately died the following winter from an unknown cause. He sired Greenup Ability who produced the record top price bull Greenup Downpour who sold for $27,500 in 2009 to Celia Mackay, Celamba Stud Wandoan.